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Offline tropdevin

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Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« on: September 09, 2010, 07:21:15 PM »
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I did not expect to win this very rare paperweight - and I was seriously outbid! But it would have looked nice in my cabinet....

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Re: Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 10:26:24 AM »
Hi Alan,

How did you know it was Clichy rather than Baccarat or St Louis ....just curios to know.

If you had won it you would have had to have gone to France to pick it up ! I wouldn't trust the postal service !!

Cheers, Mike.
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Re: Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 10:39:23 AM »
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The flowers and design are typical of Clichy, rather than any other French factory. The Clichy book has 3 or 4 pages of Clichy flower designs, including very similar ones.  It covers Clichy items in general, but there is quite a lot about Clichy paperweights.  It is in French: La Cristallerie De Clichy - Une Prestigieuse Manufacture Du Xixe Siècle and costs over £50.00....

I might well have gone to pick it up, as I like trips to France!

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Re: Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 12:17:24 PM »
I've seen the book advertised ..will have to add it to a list of other books which cost an arm and a leg ! It would be a good one to improve my very rusty 'o' level French though.  :fr:   Ta, Mike.
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Re: Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2010, 10:45:02 AM »
Alan you cheapskate!! E3500,00 was a very reasonable price for such a rare clichy piece ;)

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Re: Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2010, 12:04:15 PM »
I've seen the book advertised ..will have to add it to a list of other books which cost an arm and a leg ! It would be a good one to improve my very rusty 'o' level French though.  :fr:   Ta, Mike.

I too love to own a good reference book.  But until then you can peek at this one on Google books.

The number of pages you can view is limited but it's something.

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Re: Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010, 12:55:23 PM »
Thanks Sach !

I'm just about able to read it with help from a very thick French dictionary ! 
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Re: Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010, 02:59:53 PM »
The underside of the weight looks far better than it's top side, is there any reason for this?
(The flowers are far better formed and more complex.)
There are a lot of extraneous bubbles in the dome too, is this normal?
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Re: Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2010, 03:18:55 PM »
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I think the reason for the difference is that the top surface of the weight is somewhat scuffed and scratched, and the photographer has not managed to avoid reflections - whereas the concave base is free of scratches and reflections on its image.

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Re: Clichy fantasy flower bouquet
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2010, 03:20:24 PM »
Yep, It looks up-side-down to me. What flower (even a fantasy one) has petal clusters flowering towards the centre ?
From the base it looks perfect.
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